|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #12 - Bach’s Keyboard - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Bach was a talented keyboard player, performing as an organist in many of his church jobs and playing many other keyboard instruments at concerts and social gatherings. He was quite interested in new developments in keyboard instrument-making, and the birth of the two-manual harpsichord was possibly the inspiration for his Italian Concerto. In the Italian Concerto, Bach simulates the exchanges between solo instruments and the full orchestra using the new double-manual harpsichord...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; Corey Cerovsek; John Gibbons
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #16 - Music for One by Bach and Schubert - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
This week, we’ll be listening to two pieces for two very different solo instruments: piano and cello. First on the program, cellist Colin Carr will play one of the six solo suites Bach wrote for the cello. In these pieces, made up of solo melodic lines, harmony still plays a big role. In fact, while you’re listening you may notice your ear filling in notes that aren’t actually played, like connecting the dots on a page...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; Schubert; Colin Carr; Seymour Lipkin
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #7 - Bach's Keyboard - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Johann Sebastian Bach was a prolific composer, who wrote hundreds of works, probably many more than have survived to this day. During the years when he wrote these sonatas, however, he was particularly busy. Bach had just begun a new job in Leipzig, and his time was consumed with writing choral music for four major churches in town. These sonatas for violin and harpsichord are among the few chamber music pieces that survive from this time period...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; John Gibbons; Corey Cerovsek
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #22- Bach's Songs...for Strings|
One of the interesting things about Bach, many singers will tell you, is that he likes to use voices like instruments. On the flip side, Bach also sometimes liked to write for instruments in ways that made them sound like voices, as in this week's episode. In Bach's suite, the cellist plays the roles of "soloist" and "orchestra" simultaneously, playing both the long, singing melodic lines and the underlying harmonies...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Bach; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Paula Robison; Colin Carr
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